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The Revolution celebrates its third anniversary at National Sawdust on 03.30

Revolution, a local musical movement partnered with The Deli NYC that highlights artists from Brooklyn and Harlem is celebrating its third year on March 30. Vol. 37 at National Sawdust will be a celebration of community, change, and activism through music. Live performances from artists picked for previous volumes such as SKYES, Salomon Faye, Sonic, Phase One and Aberdeen will headline the bash. A special DJ set by DJL4 will also be featured. Founded, curated, and produced by NYC promoter Katie Jones, this project represents the core of independent pop culture and hopes to keep helping its growth, just like our publication! Get your tickets here. - Rene Cobar

QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27

This Saturday on January 27th at 10:00 PM, National Sawdust will be hosting the 23rd installment of their emerging artists spotlight series "The Revolution." As with every month, the event will feature live performances from three forward-thinking and boundary-pushing NYC-based artists representing three different genres. The artists being highlighted this month are rapper and saxophonist QuazztheKid, who is as equally influenced by jazz as he is by trap rap, psychedelic synthpop outfit SKYES, and internationally renowned jazz vocalist Michael Mayo. - Alexander Beebe

New(YC) Releases: Salt Cathedral, Oberhofer, SKYES

Here at The Deli our efforts are mostly directed towards researching and covering new artists we never blogged, but of course there are a lot of bands we've already covered that release great new music that sometimes we don't have the time to highlight. Hence, this new, telegraphic appointment called 'New(YC) Releases" - because words aren't always necessary... Here are a bunch of new releases by great NYC artists that are not so emerging anymore (pictured: SKYES):


Pale Hands, Skyes (NY) and Florio Play TT the Bear's June 16

TT the Bear's days may be numbered, but the club certainly isn't planning on quietly closing its doors. Tomorrow nigt, June 16, Skyes (NY) will be treated to a warm Boston welcome from Florio and Pale Hands. This bill is full of can't-miss performances for fans of huge pop hooks and incredibly talented vocalists. I could go on and on about the bands' respective pop sensibilities, but you're probably better-off just going to the show. 8PM doors, $8 cover, 18+ (proper ID required).

For more info about the gig, presented by Lysten Boston, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn) 

NYC Band on the Rise: Skyes play Mercury on 02.18

These days it really seems like synths are taking over the world, or at least Brooklyn. And this time around, for some obscure reason, women are leading the charge. Skyes is yet another female fronted Brooklyn band that makes heavy use of synthezisers. Please don't get that "yet" wrong: we love this new electro "wave," and all these artists sound nothing like each other; we are just amazed at the sheer number of submissions of this kind we've been getting. Skyes' music could be described as synth-pop because of its melodic focus, but it trades that genre's upbeat thoughtlessness with a dark-ish, experimental, non linear edge in the arrangement department, reminiscent at times of Kate Bush's avant-pop. Their most popular single "A Girl Named Jake" (streaming) highlights the lead singer's beautiful pipes and noteworthy production values for what we assume are home made recordings. Skyes will be playing Mercury Lounge on February 18 with The Bowery Riots, Everest Cale, American Darlings.


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